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1st Warning (1983-1984, 1988)

Warning: We see the warning screen scroll up. On a gray background is white generic text with a black drop shadow reading:

Duplication in whole or in part of this videocassette is prohibited. WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted works. Criminal copyright infringement may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

FX/SFX: The scrolling of the text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Ultra rare, bordering on extinct. Seen on the earliest Random House Home Video releases, even used during the early days of the second, more familiar logo. It makes a brief surprise appearance on the 1988 VHS of U.S. Government II Action: The Senate.

Scare Factor: Minimum.

2nd Warning (1984-1995, 1997-2000)

Warning: On a black background, we see the following text in white:

Duplication in whole or in part of this video cassette is prohibited. Below is the white warning text: WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted works.

Variant: The size of the text and/or font may vary depending on the tape.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on 1984-1995 Random House Home Video releases. It also returned on some Sony Wonder-distributed and Columbia TriStar Home Video-distributed releases.

Scare Factor: None.

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